Cosmetology
Getting Started

How do I get started in CNCC's Cosmetology Program?

Step 1: Before you make any decisions, please read the format of our programs to get an idea of the hours required for each and which one might best suit your schedule.

Step 2: Fill out an online application, or visit your local CNCC admissions office and fill out an application.

Step 3: If you are applying for the Cosmetology Program, apply online for financial aid, or sign up at your local CNCC admissions office.

Step 4: Visit your local CNCC admissions office, and sign up to take the placement test.  If you submit your ACT scores, or have prior college transcripts sent, check with the Registrar to see if you may be exempt from testing. Every student without the aforementioned exemptions, however, must take the placement test BEFORE they can enter the Cosmetology program.

Step 5: After you apply, sign up for financial aid and take your Accuplacer placement test, you will be ready to buy your books and kit. These items are at the CNCC Craig Campus Bookstore. You may call the bookstore at 970-824-1124 for the exact prices.